Artisan Made Malachite and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings, "Green Pebbles"
Product ID: 264109
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Over four carats of natural malachite dazzle in this chic pair of dangle earrings presented by Rituu of India. Artisans thread three beads of radiant green malachite and two tiny sterling silver beads on a sterling silver wire to create each individual earring. Malachite is believed to have protective qualities.
- 3 grams
- 0.09 oz
- 4 cm L x 0.6 cm W x 0.6 cm D
- 1.6" L x 0.2" W x 0.2" D
- Malachite, 925 sterling silver
- Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
- Hook earrings
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- High polish finish
- Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
- Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
- Made in India.
- Certified and shipped by our office in India
Since childhood, Rituu has been drawn to the rich history of Indian jewelry, particularly that of her native Jaipur. She married into a family of jewelry artisans who, for generations, have passed their skills down from elder to younger. Rituu's husband encouraged her to create her own jewelry and she persevered, learning all she could. She now has a workshop where she teaches traditional jewelry making techniques to the people who work with her.
Rituu is a powerful woman who learned the rich jewelry-making traditions of her husband's family and turned them into a thriving workshop. In spite of the crippling effects of osteoporosis and other bone ailments, Rituu works through her pain and shares her knowledge with others. Through the great success of her jewelry, she has been able to hire a number of other artisans, most of whom are women.
Novica sales account for much of Rituu's income. They have helped her to survive a health crisis and to grow her workshop. She is now one of Novica's most successful Indian jewelry artisans. The stable income that Novica sales bring has profoundly impacted Rituu's life and the lives of her workers.
Rituu has struggled to overcome the crippling effects of osteoporosis and other bone ailments. It affected her work for a number of years but her determination has driven her forward and she has rebuilt her jewelry workshop in spite of her chronic health issues.
Rituu's husband encouraged her to start designing and crafting jewelry on her own. She has steadily grown her workshop and is now able to provide full-time employment to other artisans, most of whom are women.
When Rituu started her jewelry workshop, she joined Novica. She has steadily grown her project as is now able to employ several full-time assistants.
Rituu Agarwal has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2500 and the most recent for $2900.
"Malachite is a Favorite!"
Malachite jewelry is a favorite of mine and as my sister-in-law loves to wear green I thought this would be a great birthday gift. The stones are lovely and the setting is contemporary. I know she will enjoy wearing it and she might want to pair it with the Malachite bracelet I gave her, too. 5 stars.
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